Profession aircraft pilot

Aircraft pilots control and navigate aircraft. They operate the mechanical and electrical systems of the aircraft and transport people, mail and freight.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Civil aviation regulations

    Know civil aviation regulations, rules and signals, including marshalling signals.

  • Air traffic control operations

    Understand the tasks performed by air traffic controllers, including Interaction and effective communication between aircraft and air traffic controllers; execution of follow-up activities, and ensuring smooth operations during flights.

  • Air transport law

    Know air transport laws and regulations. Due to the nature of aviation, knowledge of air transport laws partially overlaps with knowledge of international law.

  • Aircraft flight control systems

    Know the setting, features and operation of aircraft flight control systems. Manage flight control surfaces, cockpit controls, connections, and operating mechanisms required to control the flight direction of an aircraft. Operate aircraft engine controls in order to change aircraft speed.

  • Visual flight rules

    Types of flight rules which are a compilation of regulations that allow pilots to fly aircrafts in clear as well as unclear weather conditions whereby it is declared that outside visual reference to the ground and other obstructions are not safe.

  • Geographic areas

    Know the geographic area in detail; know where different organisations carry out operations.

  • Common aviation safety regulations

    The body of legislation and regulations that apply to the field of civil aviation at regional, national, European and International levels. Understand that regulations aimed at protecting citizens at all times in civil aviation; ensure that operators, citizens, and organisations comply with these rules.

Skills

  • Perform take off and landing

    Perform normal and cross-wind take-off and landing operations.

  • Operate radio equipment

    Set up and operate radio devices and accessories, such as broadcast consoles, amplifiers, and microphones. Understand the basics of radio operator language and, when necessary, provide instruction in handling radio equipment correctly.

  • Comply with air traffic control operations

    Act in compliance with instruction provided by air traffic controllers.

  • Have spatial awareness

    Be aware of your position and the space around you. Understand the relationship of objects around you when there is a change of position.

  • Read 3D displays

    Read 3D-displays and understand the information they provide on positions, distances, and other parameters.

  • Undertake procedures to meet aircraft flight requirements

    Ensure that operation certificates are valid, guarantee that take-off mass is a maximum of 3,175 kg, verify that the minimum crew is adequate according to regulations and needs, ensure that the configuration settings are correct, and check if engines are suitable for the flight.

  • Operate two-way radio systems

    Use radios that can receive and transmit sound signals in order to communicate with similar radios on the same frequency such as mobile phones and walkie talkies.

  • Operate radar equipment

    Operate radar screens and other radar equipment; ensure that aircraft fly at a safe distance from one another.

  • Apply signalling control procedures

    Control train movements; operate railway signals and block systems to ensure that trains operate safely, on correct routes, and on time.

  • Use different communication channels

    Use various types of communication channels such as verbal, handwritten, digital and telephonic communication with the aim of constructing and sharing information and ideas.

  • Implement airside safety procedures

    Apply a series of airfield safety rules and procedures to ensure a safe working environment for airport crew.

  • Ensure compliance with civil aviation regulations

    Ensure best practice standards are adopted and all regulatory requirements met

  • Operate radio navigation instruments

    Operate radio navigation instruments to determine the position of aircraft in the airspace.

  • Read maps

    Read maps effectively.

  • Ensure ongoing compliance with regulations

    Conduct tasks and procedures to ensure that aviation certificates maintain their validity; undertake safeguarding measures as appropriate.

  • Operate cockpit control panels

    Operates control panels in the cockpit or flight deck according to the needs of the flight. Manage on-board electronic systems to ensure a smooth flight.

Optional knowledge and skills

identify airport safety hazards address aircraft mechanical issues act reliably ensure public safety and security deal with challenging work conditions have computer literacy handle customer complaints perform routine flight operations checks ensure aircraft compliance with regulation carry out navigational calculations listen actively analyse work-related written reports undertake procedures to meet requirements for flying aircraft heavier than 5,700 kg execute flight plans communicate in english in a competent way write work-related reports respond to customers' inquiries follow verbal instructions ensure compliance with types of weapons comply with checklists aviation meteorology keep task records perform search and rescue missions communicate with customers respond to changing navigation circumstances give instructions to staff airport planning freight transport methods supervise crew apply company policies manage financial risk pre-flight procedures for ifr flights maintain relationship with customers identify security threats follow airport safety procedures geostationary satellites air force operations handle stressful situations create a flight plan undertake procedures to meet helicopter flight requirements use meteorological information surveillance radars apply transportation management concepts ensure efficient communication in air traffic services work in an aviation team apply airport standards and regulations ensure smooth on board operations patrol areas make independent operating decisions be friendly to passengers tolerate stress comprehensively inspect aircraft follow ethical code of conduct in transport services adapt to changing situations prepare transportation routes exert a goal-oriented leadership role towards colleagues organise aircraft maintenance perform risk analysis maintain counterweight inside modes of transport run preventive simulations apply military aviation regulations perform flight manoeuvres possess visual literacy military aviation military code apply air force procedures